In a world where the roles of humans and animals have been flipped, HUMANIMALS explores the complex relationship between humans and animals through a series of revenge-comedy vignettes. But to what end?

  • Benjamin Mansur
  • Priyankar Ray
    Animation Assistance
  • Benjamin Mansur
  • Emmett Redding
  • Kinesha Kay
    Sound Design
  • “Grieg - In The Hall of the Mountain King”, Written by Edvard Grieg, Performed by Kassia, Permissions granted courtesy of Kassia J.
  • Kate Cawley
    Special Thanks
  • Chris Barker
    Special Thanks
  • Jeremy Parker
    Special Thanks
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 7 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 5, 2021
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - RMIT University
Director Biography - Benjamin Mansur

Hi! I’m an Australian-based 2D animator with experience in short films, commercials and television series.

Having just completed my Master of Animation at RMIT, I have been further expanding my storytelling skills and exploring expressive character animation in my works, culminating in HUMANIMALS, my second year Master’s film.

Yes, I have a dry sense of humour.

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Director Statement

HUMANIMALS began after considering why I felt increasingly desensitised towards discussions of animal rights activism.

The film explores multiple facets of the issues surrounding animal ethics and consumption by substituting animals with humans in a comedic, but ultimately violent, light.

I was interested in asking audiences to think about how they interact with animals in their daily lives, both directly and indirectly, and how they actually feel about this relationship.